TITLE

Children's Literature and the Science Classroom

AUTHOR(S)
Abell, Sandra K.
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Science & Children;Nov2008, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information about the advantages and disadvantages of children's literature in science class. It discusses that children's literature or trade books address many scientific topics, both in narrative and in expository which provide context for developing skills and help create a sense of place. However, several researchers have found that the majority of them portrayed domesticated mammals only and animal characters were typically anthropomorphized by the authors. In addition, studies had determined that children do remember information in these books, whether accurate or not. In this context, it implies that teachers have critical role in helping students learn the subject with these books.
ACCESSION #
35234787

 

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